The Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1968 Season

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1968 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 0 4 0 0 63 135 L4 0-4-0
Regular Season 16 3 13 0 6 210 374 W1 1-5-0
    Home 8 2 6 0 4 108 168 W1 2-4-0
    Visitor 8 1 7 0 2 102 206 L5 1-5-0
   Divisional opponent 12 3 9 0 6 156 291 W1 2-4-0
   Non-divisional opponent 4 0 4 0 0 54 83 L4 0-4-0

Full 1968 League Standings

Lead/Trailed Record by Quarter

Home Visitor Total
Quarter Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record) Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record) Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record)
After 1st 4 (2-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0) 1 (0-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 7 (1-6-0) 5 (2-3-0) 0 (0-0-0) 11 (1-10-0)
After 2nd 2 (1-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (1-5-0) 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 8 (1-7-0) 2 (1-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 14 (2-12-0)
After 3rd 4 (1-3-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (1-3-0) 1 (0-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 7 (1-6-0) 5 (1-4-0) 0 (0-0-0) 11 (2-9-0)
After 4th 2 (2-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (0-6-0) 1 (1-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 7 (0-7-0) 3 (3-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 13 (0-13-0)
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
A
Mon Jul 8
WPG 14 @ MTL 33 L 15,000  
A
Wed Jul 10
WPG 1 @ TOR 35 L 20,784  
B
Mon Jul 15
EDM 24 @ WPG 13 L 5,000  
D
Mon Jul 22
OTT 43 @ WPG 35 L 10,700  
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
1
Tue Jul 30
BC 18 @ WPG 16 L 14,395  
1
Sun Aug 4
WPG 8 @ SSK 27 L 16,465  
2
Sun Aug 11
WPG 8 @ CGY 43 L 17,027  
3
Sun Aug 18
CGY 31 @ WPG 0 L 11,248  
4
Sun Aug 25
WPG 17 @ BC 10 W 23,638  
6
Wed Sep 4
WPG 17 @ OTT 24 L 20,151  
6
Sun Sep 8
MTL 21 @ WPG 15 L 21,500  
7
Sun Sep 15
WPG 3 @ SSK 31 L 16,136  
8
Sun Sep 22
EDM 13 @ WPG 25 W 13,000  
9
Sun Sep 29
TOR 15 @ WPG 9 L 17,012  
10
Sat Oct 5
WPG 13 @ HAM 23 L 18,123  
11
Sun Oct 13
EDM 22 @ WPG 8 L 12,000  
12
Sat Oct 19
WPG 14 @ BC 16 L 20,040  
13
Wed Oct 23
SSK 24 @ WPG 7 L 10,000  
13
Sun Oct 27
WPG 22 @ EDM 32 L 15,011  
14
Sun Nov 3 3:30 PM
CGY 24 @ WPG 28 W 12,000 CTVW

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1968 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.555 2-4-0 (6) 1-5-0 (6)
Non-Divisional 0.527 0-2-0 (2) 0-2-0 (2)
BC Lions (3) 0.281
Calgary Stampeders (3) 0.625
Edmonton Eskimos (3) 0.531
Saskatchewan Roughriders (3) 0.781
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1) 0.464
Montreal Alouettes (1) 0.286
Ottawa Rough Riders (1) 0.714
Toronto Argonauts (1) 0.643

Team Scoring

19681967 +/-
Average Combined Score 36.50 -2.62
Average Winning Score 23.33 +2.58
Average Losing Score 10.77 +0.02
Average Home Score 13.50 -0.25
Average Visitor Score 12.75 +0.00
Average Margin of Victory 7.67 -3.08
Average Margin of Loss 14.38 -6.03

Regular Season Scoring Summary by Quarter

1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
HVT HVT HVT HVT H (PPG)V (PPG)T (PPG)
Winnipeg 26329 423880 231134 175067 108 (13.5)102 (12.8)210 (13.1)
Opponent 4171112 5451105 255681 482876 206 (25.8)168 (21.0)374 (23.4)

Coaches

Head Coach

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1968 Player Awards and Nominations

1968 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Dave Raimey (Team Nominee)
  • Lineman — Phil Minnick (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Ken Nielsen (Winner)

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1968 All-Star Selections

1 All-Canadian Selections
FL Ken Nielsen
5 All-Division Selections
RB Dave Raimey
FL Ken Nielsen
DE Bill Whisler
LB Phil Minnick (Tie)
DB Ernie “Zazu” Pitts

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1968 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–3 (3)   Pierre Quindon (T) Ottawa
2–3 (12)   John Francis (HB) Saskatchewan
3–3 (21)   John Bitchok Manitoba
4–3 (30)   John Sutton Loyola
5–3 (39)   Phil Payne Western Ontario
6–3 (47)   Rivo Ilves Toronto
7–3 (54)   Don Desontis McGill
8–3 (61)   Larry Shields Manitoba
9–3   Pass
10–3   Pass
11–3   Pass

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